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Djokovic supports Zverev's ouster after the panic - an athletic mix

Djokovic supports Zverev’s ouster after the panic – an athletic mix

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Dubai – Wednesday 23/02/2022 22:05

Alexander Zverev caused a lot of damage to his image on Wednesday.

After the defeat at the ATP-500 in Acapulco, when he angrily hit the referee’s chair with his racket after double defeats against Lloyd Glasspool and Harry Heliovara, the German Olympic champion not only lost a fan, but also became disqualified. from the tournament.

Quite right – world number one Novak Djokovic believes. “I think the decision to disqualify wasn’t too harsh. I think it was right under the circumstances,” says the 34-year-old Serbian, who hopes Zverev will consider it. .

“Sometimes you feel different emotions on the pitch in the heat of the moment,” says Djokovic. “But of course I don’t justify his behavior.”

The 20-time Grand Slam winner was himself disqualified at the 2020 US Open because he inadvertently shot an umpire with a tennis ball in frustration.

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